We are Nikki
and Michael Biers and are the Directors of The Best Gift Adoptions,
Inc. - A California State registered adoption facilitation office. We
have been blessed with 3 beautiful adopted children, ages 20, 18 and
13, all of whom we adopted at birth. Nikki also has 4 biological adult
children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 new great-grandbabies.
We have had our own adoption
facilitation office since 1995. In 2003 we opened our newest office.
We are privileged to have participated in the adoptions of over 235
babies. We feel very fortunate to be allowed to share in this miraculous
process, and to work with the courageous women whose strength and love
for their babies allow us all to become families.
We sort of fell into this work when we were looking to adopt our second
child. Nikki had just completed 4 years of ministerial training and
we had just experienced a very painful failed second adoption. Nikki
and Michael have always believed that adoption is a wonderful way to
form a family and had a beautiful adopted son. Nikki knew, after her
training, that this is work she would love, and that would give her
the opportunity to help other waiting prospective adoptive parents to
find the children they so wanted.
We went to a local adoption
facilitation office and told the Director that we wanted a baby and
that Nikki wanted to work in this field…in that order. She got
the job that day and our second son was born just 4 weeks later. She
worked in that office for over 3 years, and among the many gifts she
received through that experience, was the knowledge that this is the
work she was meant to do.
leaving that office and taking nearly a year sabbatical to focus on her
ministerial training, we decided to open our facilitation office, and
have been, and are very grateful to have the opportunity to do this work.
we are not attorneys, or an agency, or licensed therapists, we are able
to do our part of helping families locate birthparents, and birthparents
to find and choose the right families for their precious babies. We can
also refer all parties to attorneys and agencies to handle the legal part
of the process, and have referrals of licensed psychologists to counsel
the birthparents, if they would like counseling.
to working in adoption, Michael had a very active career as an actor and
singer. He worked extensively in theatre around the country,including
Broadway and did some acting in TV and film. Nikki’s background
was also in theatre and the entertainment industry. Her parents were musicians
and she spent lots of time, as a child, in theatres in Chicago where her
dad was working. When she moved to California, she worked in the administrative
end, as Office Manager for talent agencies, as well as in theatres, in
costumes and props. There, she gained experience in all areas of office
operation, as well as working with people in high stress situations.
When we married, and
Michael decided to focus on his music, we produced 3 albums of Broadway
style motivational music, that Michael performed at drug and child abuse
seminars, self-esteem seminars for teachers, and large motivational events
with well-knows speakers, all over the country.